Government weighs proposal to slash payments for presidents' spouses

On Wednesday the Lithuanian Government approved a proposal to eliminate annuities for presidents' widows or widowers. Based on the proposed rules, the spouse of a president would instead receive a state pension.
Kristina Brazauskienė
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